Dr. James Weidel - Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing

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Weekly Readings

Week 1:  Course Introduction

Week 2:  Introduction to Psychopharmacology

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Week 3:  Introduction to Psychopharmacology

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Week 4: Treatment of Anxiety and Sleep Disorders

  • Leahy & Kohler Chapter 2 & 8; Doran Chapters 8 &13; Stahl’s Prescriber Guide: Review Medication Profiles
  • Barends, C., & Absalom, A. (2016). Anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, 17(8), 411-417.

  • Anxiolytics & Sleep Disorders

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  • Hypnotics

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Week 5:  Treatment of Depressive Disorders

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Week 6: Treatment of Bipolar Affective Disorders, Schizophrenia & Antipsychotics

  • Leahy & Kohler Chapter 4; Doran Chapters 4, 9 & 23; Stahl’s Prescriber Guide: Review Medication Profiles
  • Leahy & Kohler Chapter 5; Stahl’s Prescriber Guide: Review Medication Profiles

  • Walker, E. F., Trotman, H. D., Goulding, S. M., Holtzman, C. W., Ryan, A. T., McDonald, A., ... & Brasfield, J. L. (2013). Developmental mechanisms in the prodrome to psychosis. Development and Psychopathology, 25(4pt2), 1585-1600.

  • Schizophrenia

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  • Treatment of Schizophrenia

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  • Treatment of Bipolar disorders

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Week 7:  Midterm Exam

Week 8:  Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

  • Leahy & Kohler Chapter 10; Doran Chapters 12 & 15 Stahl’s Prescriber Guide: Review Medication Profiles
  • Leahy & Kohler Chapter 7; Doran Chapters 14 Stahl’s Prescriber Guide: Review Medication Profiles

  • Seifert, C. L., Magon, S., Sprenger, T., Lang, U. E., Huber, C. G., Denier, N., ... & Walter, M. (2015). Reduced volume of the nucleus accumbens in heroin addiction. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 265(8), 637-645.

  • Geriatric Psychopharmacology

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  • Substance Abuse

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Week 9:  Treatment of Trauma and PTSD

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Week 10:  Psychiatric Management of Special Populations and Managing Side Effects

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  • Adverse Reaction to Treatment

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Week 11:  Complementary Alternative Treatment and Culturally Sensitive Psychopharmacology

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Week 12:  Final Exam